BOSTON (CBS) — The RP VITA robot will be deployed allowing doctors and patients to interact with nothing more than an iPad and video screen. It’s the first such robot approved for use by the FDA.
Marcio Macedo, Director of Product Development for iRobot tells WBZ the system developed with InTouch Health of Santa Barbara, California, is based on a tablet interface that allows a doctor to be up and running [...]
April 24, 2013
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a Senate Judiciary hearing on the Immigration Modernization Act, a bill he helped author, that visiting the U.S. southern border was a “revelation” and more drones were needed to secure it.
“Look, I went to the border,” Schumer said on Tuesday. “It was a revelation to me.” Schumer’s trip to Arizona was with Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, both [...]
The 844-page immigration reform bill the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” dropped in the dead of night contains a lucrative handout that would give taxpayer-funded free cell phones to some people who live or work near the U.S. border with Mexico.
Pages 43 and 44 of the bill detail what one conservative blogger, Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank, has already described as the “ObamaPhone” from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). That section reads:
The immigration bill [...]
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Earlier this year I started teaching a class on entrepreneurship at an after-school program in my community. The middle-school students put together business plans, made their products and even got an opportunity to sell them.
One day I asked my students what they thought about going to college. One of my top aspiring entrepreneurs told me he wasn’t sure that he’d be [...]
UNITED NATIONS — Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked adoption Thursday of a U.N. treaty that would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade which required agreement by all 193 U.N. member states.
In an unexpected twist, Mexico proposed that the conference go ahead and adopt the treaty Thursday without the support of the three countries, saying there was no definition of “consensus.” Delegates then started debating whether this should be done [...]
Wall Street Journal Roundup
George P. Bush is officially running for Texas land commissioner — ending months of speculation about which statewide office the grandson of one former president and nephew of another planned to seek.
An attorney from Fort Worth and Spanish-speaker whose mother, Columba Bush, is originally from Mexico, Mr. Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics.
Mexico Wants USA Gun Owners To Register Their Guns
(CNSNews.com) - The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents–uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
Today we have an exclusive note on this blog, but hopefully this can be known through the “mainstream media” too: the Mexican Superior Audit of the Federation (“ASF” in Spanish), in its “Report of Supreme Audit Results of the 2011 Public Account” delivered last week to the Chamber of Deputies, gave a stern “recommendation” to the Bank of Mexico (Banxico).
The reason is one of the most important issues we have addressed here: the gold [...]
The chart below, from the Economist, takes a look at how long it would take an individual from any given country to become a millionaire based on “how much the main breadwinner in an average household makes each year (before tax).” No major surprises here: the fastest spawning place for a budding millionaire, a term that has long ago lost its one-time cachet thanks to the world’s central banks who have [...]
A GIRL became pregnant in Mexico at the age of just EIGHT.
The girl, now nine and named only as Dafne, has just given birth to a baby girl in Jalisco state, Mexico.
The girl’s dad is a lad of 17 – who the nine-year-old’s mother says is missing after running away.
On the June 6 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, real-estate mogul and Fox News contributor Donald Trump boasted: “I employ a number of people that happen to work in this country. I don’t send it overseas.” However, Trump’s clothing line is reportedly made in China, Mexico and Bangladesh.
November 21, 2012
Environmentalists are warning that Mexico, the cradle of corn, risks damaging its staple if the government gives US firms the green light to plant genetically-modified maize in huge swaths of land.
The agriculture ministry is examining the possibility of allowing Monsanto, DuPont and Dow to plant GMO corn in 2.4 million hectares (six million acres) of land, but no decision has been taken yet.
“Every indication shows that a decision [...]
Revised (6.6 -> 6.2): 6.2 earthquake, 24km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala. Nov 11 16:15 at epicenter (14m ago, depth…
2012-11-11 22:15:04 UTC
2012-11-11 16:15:04 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
2012-11-11 17:15:04 UTC-05:00 system time
14.334°N 92.203°W depth=31.2km (19.4mi)
19km (12mi) S of Ocos, Guatemala
23km (14mi) S of Suchiate, Mexico
37km (23mi) S of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
54km (34mi) SW of Coatepeque, Guatemala
185km (115mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tsunami Information (Pacific): NO destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical data. however e…
President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico’s president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.
Presidents have long used formal dinners to court foreign heads of state and to dish out fine food and wine to reward political, financial and show business celebrities and supporters.
But current and former government officials said the documents obtained by The Examiner point to [...]
Americans are re-asserting their 4th Amendment rights
Paul Joseph Watson
October 22, 2012
A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.
A You Tube video shows the truck driver approaching a checkpoint manned by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The checkpoint is situated in Texas [...]
October 19, 2012
The World Health Organisation, which bills itself as ‘impartial’, has been taking hundreds of thousands of pounds from the fast-food industry to help fill black holes in its budget to tackle obesity, it has emerged.
WHO works on behalf of 194 nations to tackle disease like malaria and AIDS but also battle on-going problems like diabetes and heart disease caused by chronic problems like obesity.
But now it has [...]
Little more than a month after AuRico Gold announced the Ocampo mine would lose at least 40,000 to 45,000 ounces of gold equivalent production this year and as much as 50,000 GEO in 2013; AuRico announced it would sell Ocampo and adjacent exploration properties to Carlos Slim’s Minera Frisco SAB.
Billionaire Slim’s third-largest holding, Frisco – spun off last year from his holding company Grupo Carso SAB – will acquire [...]
Desperate Spaniards are fleeing in their thousands to set up new lives in Argentina, preferring rampant inflation to the prospect of searching for a job in a country with the highest unemployment rate in the industrialised world.
Official figures show that more than 65,000 Spaniards have fled to Argentina since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, with another 25,000 settling in Mexico.
Faced with a jobless rate of close to 25pc, [...]
As part of an effort to encourage Mexicans living in the United States to enroll in the federal food stamp program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees have met with Mexican officials over 150 times in the last eight years, the Daily Caller reports. The result: an enormous increase in the number of noncitizens participating in the program and a concomitant rise in federal spending and debt.
The Obama administration clearly hoped that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious would be the last word on the scandal. which has been tied to hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the murders of two American law-enforcement officials. However, a new report from Univision to be broadcast tomorrow, previewed here by ABC News, may put the issue back on the front pages. One source called [...]
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.
Weinstein wrote in his resignation letter that it was “virtually inevitable that someone must be singled out for blame, whether the facts support it or [...]
WASHINGTON (AP/Yahoo!) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.
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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The Justice Department’s inspector general on Wednesday issued a scathing critique of federal [...]
Ernesto will continue to track through the Caribbean into early this week, bringing some gusty showers and thunderstorms to Jamaica through tonight before taking a turn toward the Belize and the Yucatan.
The system is expected to maintain tropical storm strength through the next few days as it continues to fight with some dry air located around the feature. Ernesto may encounter slightly more favorable conditions later Tuesday which could allow [...]
In the article titled, “China’s gift to the U.S. Homeowners”
For a housing market just starting its recovery, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate has been a bright spot, and there’s no sign of the trend letting up. According to data released last month by the National Association of Realtors, non-U.S. buyers accounted for $82.5 billion in residential property sales in the 12 months ended March 2012. Chinese purchasers made up 11 percent [...]
Mexican regulators have imposed a fine of $27.5m (£17.7m) on banking giant HSBC for its failure to comply with money-laundering regulations.
The fine comes a week after HSBC’s chief compliance officer resigned over allegations that the bank ignored warnings that Mexican drug money was being allowed to pass through the bank.
The fine is the highest ever imposed by Mexican regulators.
It constitutes 51.5% of the 2011 annual profit of HSBC’s Mexican [...]